Driver of 18-Wheeler Wins $1,789,049
A jury in a Fort Bend County district court awarded $1,789,049 to a trucker who blamed a Frito-Lay delivery truck for making him lose control and roll his 18-wheeler.
The 18-Wheeler Wreck
On Nov. 21, 2005, our client was driving on the interstate near Katy when a Frito-Lay vehicle allegedly cut in front of him. He lost control of his tractor-trailer, struck two cars and overturned. Frito-Lay argued that its truck didn’t cause the accident and that no Frito-Lay vehicle was near Abbott that day.
The jury disagreed, and on April 27 awarded Abbott the full amount he was seeking.
Serious Personal Injuries
Our clients sustained a broken leg, neck injuries, permanent tissue damage to his calf and spleen injuries. He underwent four surgeries, including removal of his spleen and a two-level cervical fusion.
Abbott v. Frito-Lay Inc., No. 06-CV-148097
Court: 434th District Court, Fort Bend County